Another fantastic day ! Woke up to the Ohio River still within its banks; the flood warning was just around the bend down river from us . The old timers we met this morning said not to worry if the snags in the river were floating by so fast – to start worrying when they didn’t because that means they closed the locks and dams and it would all start backing up and overflowing . Noted !
Went to the Paducah library for a long day of school . Looooong day . We’re all excited for the kids to be done . I did read an excellent book – the Gentle Barn . Glad I didn’t read it when we had a barn or I would have filled it up . Dare you to read it and not cry .
Next stop was the National Quilt Museum . When Dan talked to Grandma Helen , she wasn’t sure if her quilt was there , or traveling . We were so lucky – it just came back ! And we got a picture even though there are signs all over stating no pictures . We had been excited to see it , and several people nearby were , too . When the docent went to ask if we could take a picture for Grandma , they all kept coming up “take it now , take it “! Which I couldn’t because what does that teach the kids ?!
Someone decided we could , and we took the above picture . The quilt is called Primrose Lane and is exquisite ! Helen donated it when they asked , and she and it are both featured in the book , “Oh , Wow! The miniature quilts and their makers, at the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society .”
Helen said later that when she read that we were going , she knew the kids would be bored . Dan said “No, Nate went flying through it…” To which Nate said “Yeah , I wanted to get done .” Right again , Helen ! And what is this trip for if not to educate and bore our teens ?! They’ll never forget seeing their Grandma’s quilt in a national museum . Almost as good as the quilts they have from her .
Went to downtown Metropolis next . You know , the home of Superman . Eliza took the picture below , for which Nate will probably never forgive me . The previous pictures I was posing as Superman and he was mortified . Everything Dan and I do in public is embarrassing to them . Nate paid me $10 one night to not be weird/stop acting normal . I should have framed it because it was so funny , but I spent it on him the next day instead .
Another blessed day !